Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories: Oogie Boogie Boss Fight
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories: Oogie Boogie Boss Fight

Halloween Town’s frightening bag of bugs, Oogie Boogie is another returning Disney villain in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. He shares some similarities with his encounter in other games, but his tricks can easily blow up in his face this time.

Quick Tips for those trying to survive Oogie’s death trap:

  • Smash The Dice: Knowing how to get this battle’s Gimmick Card to drop is essential.
  • Don’t Spam Sleights: Running out of cards will prove troublesome in this fight.

Preparing for Oogie Boogie

Halloween Town’s Key to Truth | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Halloween Town’s Key to Truth

As per usual, Oogie Boogie is fought in the Key to Truth room, and is the only Boss in Halloween Town. Players familiar with Oogie Boogie’s boss fights in Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 should be anticipating a similar style of encounter, where Oogie uses many tricks and traps, rather than fighting you himself.

Since Oogie Boogie lacks any elemental vulnerabilities, and much of the strategy for beating him involves Card Breaks, it is suggested that you use a deck with mostly Attack Cards, with some Cure and Potion cards for good measure.

Once you are ready to face Oogie Boogie, head inside the Key to Truth room. 

Defeating Oogie Boogie

Oogie Boogie | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories

Enemy Attacks:

  • Purple Dice Throw
  • Red Dice Throw
  • Buzz Saw
  • Boom
Oogie Boogie’s underhanded tactics (1) | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Oogie Boogie’s underhanded tactics (2) | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Oogie Boogie’s underhanded tactics

Oogie has a fixed position in this fight, hiding behind an iron-wrought gate that protects him from any and all attacks. Once the battle begins, he’ll immediately throw a set of giant purple dice, which you’ll want to Card Break once they’re within reach.

The Gimmick Card is absolutely essential for this fight (1) | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
The Gimmick Card is absolutely essential for this fight (2) | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
The Gimmick Card is absolutely essential for this fight

Once they’re on the ground, start smashing them with your Attack cards until they drop a Gimmick Card, the green 0 value Card with the emblem of King Mickey.

Oogie Boogie will be left stunned long enough for you to deal some serious damage (1) | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Oogie Boogie will be left stunned long enough for you to deal some serious damage (2) | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Oogie Boogie will be left stunned long enough for you to deal some serious damage

Using this Gimmick Card will both cause the fence to drop, as well as leave Oogie Boogie stunned, giving you the perfect window to start piling on the damage.

Piling on Attack Cards is simple, but effective | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Piling on Attack Cards is simple, but effective

If you have enough CP to build up a good amount of Sleights, chaining together Blitz will take out a good portion of Oogie’s HP. Otherwise, regular Combos of Attack Cards will do the trick, especially since he has little means of retaliation.

It’s a good thing Oogie doesn’t absorb any magic | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
It’s a good thing Oogie doesn’t absorb any magic

As an ally card, Jack Skellington functions similarly to Donald, throwing out random elemental spells. Fortunately, Oogie does not absorb any elements, so both of these Ally cards will prove effective against him, should you implement them.

Once he recovers from his stunned state, Oogie will blast Sora back into the lower area with an explosive attack, and the gate will raise again.

From here on out, the battle is fairly rinse and repeat, trying to get the Gimmick Card out of his Purple Dice while avoiding some of his tricks.

Always keep an eye on the color of the dice (1) | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Always keep an eye on the color of the dice (2) | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Always keep an eye on the color of the dice

Namely, be on the lookout for when he throws these Red Dice, which will explode on contact.

Try to break the buzz saw card if you can, since they’re hard to dodge | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Try to break the buzz saw card if you can, since they’re hard to dodge

Additionally, he may summon buzz saws to sweep across the pit Sora is in, which can rack up a bit of damage.

Stacking Pluto cards into a sleight will increase his chances of getting something good | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Stacking Pluto cards into a sleight will increase his chances of getting something good

Lastly, if you find yourself running low on Attack Cards, use a Pluto card or two to (hopefully) have the trusty dog unearth some for your deck.

Oogie Boogie has one of the more useful Boss cards, if you have the CP for it (1) | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Oogie Boogie has one of the more useful Boss cards, if you have the CP for it (2) | Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Oogie Boogie has one of the more useful Boss cards, if you have the CP for it

Defeating Oogie Boogie will grant you the eponymous Boss Card, which will allow you to restore HP over time in battle similar to the classic Regen spell from Final Fantasy. 

Congratulations!